A. There are many reasons for choosing to build a new home rather than buy an established house. For starters, you can save money as you only pay stamp duty on the land component of the home, rather than the full purchase price of an established home. A new home also offers a house designed for your lifestyle, with new bathrooms and kitchens, brand new appliances with warranties, a six-year structural guarantee and less maintenance required. They’re designed for modern living, with fantastic alfresco entertaining and open plan living areas. In addition, a first home buyers grant may be available to purchasers, subject to conditions.